English Language Acquisition

The English Language Acquisition classes provide students with a working knowledge of English in preparation for citizenship tests, the workplace, additional education, and daily living.

To find out more about our workplace course, please visit http://www.eastcentral.edu/ael/workplace-essentials-certificate/

Our Citizenship classes include both English language skills instruction and civics education.


Classes are provided at no cost at the following locations:

Union – East Central College, 1964 Prairie Dell Rd.
Day: 9:00-12:00 p.m.- Tuesday and Thursday

Evening: 5:00-8:00 p.m.- Tuesday and Thursday

Rolla – First Baptist Church 801 Cedar St.
Day: 9:30-11:30 a.m.- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Evening: 5:00-8:00 p.m.-Monday and Thursday

Wright City – Church of the Nazarene 521 N Service Rd

Evening: 5:00-8:00 p.m.-Tuesday and Thursday

New student orientation for English language classes:

Rolla, MO – 9:00 a.m. (6 hour class, bring lunch) on the following Mondays:

First Baptist Church, 801 Cedar St.

August 7, 2017
September 11, 2017
October 9, 2017
November 6, 2017
January 8, 2018
February 5, 2018
March 5, 2018
April 2, 2018
May 7, 2018

Union, MO – 9:00 a.m. (6 hour class, bring lunch) on the following Mondays:

East Central College Training Center (off Audrey Lane), Room 112

August 14, 2017
September 18, 2017
October 16, 2017
November 13, 2017
January 22, 2018
February 12, 2018
March 12, 2018
April 9, 2018
May 14, 2018

Wright City, MO – 5:00 p.m. (4 hour class, bring a snack) on the following Wednesdays:

Wright City Church of the Nazarene, 521 N. Service Rd.

November 1, 2017
December 6, 2017

Register form orientation by completing the form at the bottom of the page here: http://www.eastcentral.edu/ael/ or call 844-322-4235 for more information.

Classes are conducted in small classroom style to allow students the chance to receive individual attention from their instructor and tutors. Students studying English will also participate in  cultural and social activities in the community. Students take the class with a range of experience; some students need help preparing to enter college. Others are looking to improve their English for travel, and for social or employment purposes.

English Language Acquisition classes can improve a student’s skills in:

  • Conversational English
  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary

To register contact the AEL office: AEL@EastCentral.edu or call 636.584.6533

Individuals who hold an F-1 student visa are not eligible for enrollment.